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The SARS-CoV-2 test, which runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert systems, is to detect SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid in upper respiratory specimens such as nasal swabs.

The firm will deploy 6 million of its rapid point-of-care molecular tests by March 2021, using the money to increase production capacity.

The tube, cap, and multitube consumables enable SARS-CoV-2 tests on its automated Panther and Panther Fusion sample-to-answer molecular diagnostic systems.

According to Yahoo News, the Pentagon is warning members of the military that direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits might raise security risks.

The consortium is comprised of researchers from Inova, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Mayo Clinic, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Quick Confirmation

The Scientist writes that the announcement of Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death suggested that his identity might have been confirmed with rapid DNA testing.

The Broad Institute spinout will develop its CRISPR-based Sherlock platform for battlefield-ready diagnostics for infectious disease agents.

While the news of the BARDA contract drove a surge in T2's stock price, it was last month's NTAP decision that has company officials and analysts encouraged.

The DoD and VA-led initiative is moving beyond its initial focus on lung cancer to add analyses of multiple cancer types and a prospective, multisite study.

Contract Lost

According to Science, the independent Jason advisory group to the US Department of Defense has lost its contract.

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Reuters reports that Germany is seeking to sequence 5 percent of patient samples that test positive for SARS-CoV-2.

23andMe and Medscape say primary care physicians are increasingly more comfortable with discussing direct-to-consumer genetic testing results.

The publisher of the Science family of journals will allow some authors to place peer-reviewed versions of their papers into publicly accessible repositories.

In Science this week: analysis of genome-wide association studies of chronic kidney disease, and more.